2018 LM5K is dedicated to the Murphy Family
The Lee Ann Mannillo Foundation’s 4th annual 5k has been dedicated to The Murphy Family. Joe Murphy will receive much needed support after the tragic loss of his wife Christina Murphy. Joe is caring for his 8-week-old & 2-year-old sons.
May 9, 2018 – The Lee Ann Mannillo Foundation will dedicate the proceeds of the 2018 LM5K to a local family rocked by the devastating loss of Christina Murphy. Just weeks after their second child was born, Joe Murphy is grieving the loss of his wife Christina while working to care for their two young boys. Joe and Christina were a couple dedicated to public school systems in Massachusetts. Christina served as a teacher in the Boston Public System and Joe is an Administrator for the Plymouth Public School District. The loss of Christina deeply moved the LAMF Board to dedicate the 2018 LM5K to Joe and his sons. In May of 2014 The Lee Ann Mannillo Foundation (LAMF) was formed after the unexpected and devastating loss of Lee Ann Mannillo mere hours after the birth of her twin sons.
Lee was a dedicated and celebrated employee of Barnstable County and an avid supporter of community enrichment and service. Outside of work she was a vivacious and loving individual who made connections and friends everywhere she went. Over the years the race in her honor has generated funds to support The Lee Ann Mannillo Foundation and the families such as the Murphys.
The LM5K also bolsters the work of Cape Cod Child Development Program by contributing the CCCDP’s Lee Ann Mannillo Sunshine Fund annually. This Fund allows the Cape Cod Child Development funds to allocate to families in need in honor of Lee Ann. The Lee Ann Mannillo Foundation also directly allocates funds to families in need across the country.
Since 2015 the LAMF Board Members, a collection of Lee’s family and friends, have approved grants to over a dozen families and dispersed over $25,000 of support to families. The Foundation reviews all proposals for families in need of support as each family is nominated through their website www.leemannillo.org. When Christina Murphy passed away in late April a friend of the Murphy Family nominated Joe and his young sons for support; which lead to the LAMF dedicating the 2018 LM5K to supporting Joe, Owen and Cian Murphy.
The LM5K will again be a family-friendly race and the kick off and closing at The Pilot House Restaurant will be inclusive for all the participants and their families. The Race will begin at 9:30AM at the Pilot House Restaurant on 14 Gallo Road in Sandwich, MA. Individuals who want to support the event but can’t attend that day can register as ‘virtual runners’ for a small donation through the online registration. For more information and to sign up as a participant please visit: www.LM5K.org